Monday, March 25

Repertory Series ArchiveThe Good Works of Claire Denis (Part 1)

Beau Travail

1999 • dir Claire Denis w/Denis Lavant, Grégoire Colin, Michel Subor • 92 min • 35mm

Though she had already been recognized as an internationally renowned filmmaker, Denis broke out even further with this sparsely gorgeous and sensual examination of a French Foreign Legion company in Djibouti.

“Although the films of Claire Denis have always displayed a cool, vaguely hallucinatory appreciation of the surfaces of the world, none of this gifted French filmmaker’s previous work has prepared us for the voluptuous austerity of BEAU TRAVAIL.

“[The film] ends with a thrilling and un-expected leap in a scene of frenzied Dionysian release. It is the perfect final gesture in a film that has the sweep and esthetic power of a full-length ballet.”
– Stephen Holden, The New York Times

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